Another Birthday Month

What fun! Another Birthday Month to plan for and enjoy. And how lovely to turn to Retirement Daze and discover that she has been working through her own BMT’s, (Birthday Month Treats.) Actually, I have been enjoying a couple of days at the start of March to try and get my strength up to make the most of the treats that spring can bring. I like Linda’s idea of choosing the moment. As you will see from her blog, she is recovering from a stroke and days can sometimes be down as well as up, but she is overwhelmingly positive in attitude and an example to us all.

Like many another blogger, I tend to wait until a positive mood comes along before logging in to describe the latest thoughts or events. Hence, yesterday and today being quiet and restful to recharge the batteries. Health, for me, has been problematic over the last couple of years, and each day is a constant round of medication to keep me well. Perhaps “well” is a misnomer, and should be “as well as possible,” for tablets themselves give a range of side effects and annoying habits of falling out with one another. The secret is that the patient – ie me – has to do their utmost to make the best of things, and if a day is obviously a bad one…….. just be gentle on the self and rest up.

Duly rested……. how about today’s birthday treat?  It has to be the garden birds swooping and swirling over the feeder with loud cries of jubilation. It looks like spring – the miniature daffodils and crocuses agree and in my head I want to do some weeding. So let’s see whether I still feel like that after tonight’s Dance Class. (BMT #2)

What sorts of treats do you think would be appropriate? Any ideas would be welcome.

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2 Responses to Another Birthday Month

  1. LC says:

    I love your BMTs #1 and #2. Thanks for the mention and thanks for your sharing your BMTs 2011 and providing the inspiration that has brightened my birthday month. Now I look forward to the pleasure of a March full of your 2012 treats. Spring flowers and feathered visitors were a great beginning. Still in awe of your dance class participation. And days of being gentle with yourself are definitely a good medicine to be taken as needed. May your weekend bring wonderful treats!

  2. Dianne says:

    Wow, this is a challenge. I imagine you are like me and fairly content with what life offers most of the time, so thinking up treats is a challenge.

    1/I have compiled several works of fiction on my Kindle for reading beginning in May. I complete my studies then and my birthday is May 11, so I will get to my “fun” reading.

    2/ You mentioned the out-of-doors. I have purchased a couple of large containers and plan to make live annual arrangements in them. I will probably do these before my birthday in May.

    3/ I also want to visit other people’s gardens during Garden Week, which is in April here.

    4/Another fun thing for me is birds in cages. Canaries are nice if you don’t want to engage in parrot keeping. Also, finches and other smaller birds. Canaries sing, however, so you get a reward.

    5/ Arkansas Patti got a fish recently. I love fish in aquariums.

    6/ Visit a museum? Don’t know what is near you, but I know there are a few in Edinburgh.

    7/ Films- what about Iron Lady with Meryl Streep?

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